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Roest named new GM of Crunch

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that Stacy Roest has been promoted to assistant general manager – director of player development, assuming the role of GM of the Syracuse Crunch.

Roest has worked extensively with the Crunch since being named director of player development on July 1, 2013. Roest has been a vital member of Tampa Bay’s player development process, both on and off the ice, during his time with the organization. He also has planned and run the Lightning’s offseason prospect and development camps while providing support and tracking the athletes’ progress with their collegiate, junior and/or minor league teams.

Roest, 44, played 244 career NHL games with Detroit and Minnesota, and collected 286 points in 309 career AHL games with the Adirondack Red Wings and Grand Rapids Griffins. Roest played in the AHL All-Star Classic in 1998, an event held in Syracuse.

The Lightning also promoted Al Murray to the position of assistant general manager – director of amateur scouting and Jamie Pushor to assistant general manager – director of player personnel, and hired former AHL All-Star Mathieu Darche as director of hockey operations.